A fallen tree lies in the parking lot of a Publix on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in St. Pete Beach. Hurricane Ian knocked down cables, signs, and trees along the barrier islands.
Many locations across Pinellas County have reopened, according to the Florida grocer’s tracker, but a handful of stores in Tampa remain closed.
The airports shuttered Tuesday due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Ian.
After outrage on social media, PostcardMania rescinds its initial mandate that employees work through the storm.
In Port Charlotte, the storm surge flooded a lower-level emergency room in a hospital.


  1. Volunteers sort food donations at the annual Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent in Tampa in 2019.
  2. Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage Plans are completely different types of Medicare policies.
  3. Members of PostcardMania’s search engine marketing team meet at the open-concept meeting room at the small business marketing company on Friday, March 12, 2021, in Clearwater. Founded in 1998, PostcardMania has over 290 staff and operates out of a 69,800-square-foot campus where they produce millions of direct-mail postcards each week, and deliver online advertising through Google and Facebook.
  4. Danny Rice of Colliers
  5. A view of The Pier as the Tampa Bay drains in a reverse storm surge with Hurricane Ian expected to make landfall this afternoon on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 in St. Petersburg.
  6. Wild Adventures Theme Park, shown here in Valdosta, Ga., is offering free admission to those displaced by Hurricane Ian this Saturday and Sunday.
  7. (From left) Kenny King, a handyman in Safety Harbor, and Jon Walker, the co-owner of Tides Seafood Market & Provisions, board the Safety Harbor market’s entrance on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, ahead of Hurricane Ian’s arrival.
  8. Because of Hurricane Ian, Disney issued an announcement that its four theme parks would be closed on Wednesday and Thursday and Disney Springs, its shopping and entertainment center, would also close,
  9. The Howard Frankland, and the two other bridges bridge connecting Pinellas and Hillsborough counties — the Gandy Bridge and the Courtney Campbell Causeway — are being monitored by the Florida Department of Transportation and law enforcement.
  10. Debbie Ballantyne loads groceries, including bottled water and wine, she picked up at Publix in Plant City on Tuesday in preparation for Hurricane Ian.
  11. Tampa International Airport will cease commercial flights at 5 p.m. Tuesday due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Ian, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday evening.
  12. A Publix store in Metrowest was nearly sold out of water Saturday as residents readied themselves ahead of Hurricane Ian.
  13. An aerial view of the rooftops pictured from the corner of Heronglen Drive and Heronview Cres Drive in Fishhawk Ranch, on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Lithia.
  14. The Florida Aquarium and its administrative offices will be closed effective at 3 p.m. Monday because of Hurricane Ian. Administrators have not decided when it will reopen.
  15. AAA said that gas prices around Florida are likely to hold steady or even continue falling as the storm enters the Gulf of Mexico.
  16. Phil Garrett takes a photo of his girlfriend, Julie Marie Fischer, beside the new sculpture, "Home," by artist Matthew Mazzotta. The 21-foot floor-to-ceiling sculpture of a flamingo has been a popular stop for guests boarding and arriving at Tampa International Airport.
  17. Known for its rooftop bar, Hotel Zamora at 3701 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach has been sold to a Minnesota real estate investor and developer for $34.7 million.
  18. Yura Vine Brothers will open a new plant boutique in Water Street Tampa's Cora apartment building at 1011 E Cumberland Ave.
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  20. BeReal on the App Store displayed on a phone screen.
  21. Recently, Tampa International moved forward with a $790 million new terminal, the first since 2005.
  22. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a press conference following the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting and a 0.75 percent increase in the federal funds rate in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.
  23. George Naylor looks over organic apples grown on his farm, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, near Churdan, Iowa. Naylor, along with his wife Patti, began the transition to organic crops in 2014. The demand for organics has increased so fast that the U.S. Department of Agriculture last month committed up to $300 million to help farmers switch from conventional crops.
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